There are lots of resources out there for puppy-seekers these days. The internet is full of places to find breeders who have yorkie puppies for sale. So, how do you find the RIGHT breeder?
We’ve previously written a post on choosing the right Yorkie breeder. In that post, we talked about how to make sure the breeder you have chosen is reputable, but what we didn’t talk about is where to find that breeder. So, where do you start looking?
The first place to look is PetFinder. Visit their website, plug in your location and type of pet you are searching for, hit search, and get a list of possible matches in your area. Within 100 miles of me, there are currently 28 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes available for adoption, ranging from puppies to adults.
If there aren’t any rescues available near you, the next place to look is the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America’s (YTCA) breeder referral page. The YTCA is the parent club for Yorkies, recognized by the AKC as the national club for Yorkshire terrier owners and breeders. The YTCA breeder referral list has the contact info for breeders who are members of the YTCA.
Another great place to look is the AKC. Their website lists breeders with currently available puppies. When a breeder registers a litter of puppies with the AKC, the breeder has the option of paying for advertising on the AKC’s website. Not all available AKC registered litters are listed on the site – only those breeders with recent litters who have paid for the advertising service with the AKC. You can visit the “Find a Puppy” page on the AKC’s website, input your breed choice and zip code and do a search for breeders in your area with puppies available.
Another good way to find a great local breeder is to ask your Yorkie-owning friends where they got their Yorkie. A personal reference is an excellent way to find a reputable breeder, and you can ask questions about their experience with the breeder before making contact.
Finally, keep yourself safe while searching for a breeder. Watch out for Yorkie puppy scams, take a friend with you when meeting a breeder, and never give out your personal information online or over the phone.